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Kelly Creighton

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Kelly Creighton is a Northern Irish novelist, crime writer, short story writer and poet.

THE SLEEPING SEASON, the first book in her Belfast-based DI Harriet Sloane series was published in spring 2020.

BANK HOLIDAY HURRICANE (September 2017, Doire Press), Kelly's debut short story collection, was longlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and shortlisted for a Saboteur Award.

THE BONES OF IT (May 2015, Liberties Press) was the San Diego Book Review novel of the year 2015 and longlisted for the 2016 Kate O’Brien Award.

In 2013, Lapwing Publications published Kelly's debut poetry chapbook, THREE PRIMES.

In 2014 she founded The Incubator, an online literary journal, and co-founded the Square Circle Writers’ Group in Newtownards, Co. Down.

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Hope during Lockdown

As our period of lockdown in NI is extended for another few weeks, one good thing – for me – is a sense that we are getting there.





Many people say they can’t read or write at the minute, can’t summon the head space and maybe physical space, and are having difficulties with their concentration. That hasn’t been a problem for me.





I began writing as a carer who was suddenly unable to work, and I loved

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